Tuesday May 27 2014

Women rugby in country growing fast- Kasasa

By Deus Bugembe


Thanks to the great initiative by the Lady Rugby Cranes, an event to scout talent was run on Saturday at Kyadondo.

The event which attracted sides from as far as Mbale, Entebbe and Jinja turned out to be an unprecedented success that will introduce many more girls and female coaches to rugby, boosting the sustainability of women rugby in Uganda.

Uganda Rugby Union development officer Yayiro Kasasa was fascinated with the rate at which the game is growing in Uganda.

“It was an excellent idea as it is the first time that we have such games for women. Girls from Mbale Jinja and Entebbe played together for the first time. The future really looks bright” said the 2007 Africa Cup winning coach.

The event saw seven girls selected and will make a transition from junior rugby to senior rugby after putting up outstanding displays.

The selected girls have also been earmarked for Lady Cranes next year.
The selected girls: Peace Wokorach, Gilder Azio, Grace Auma (Jinja Select). Sarah Neema Alonyo, Afusa Munaba, Monica Nandudu (Mbale Eagles). Mwajuma Nabulwala (Mbale Eagles).